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RDM at the University of Northampton: state of play

Over the last three years the University has been implementing its roadmap for research data management (RDM).  This post outlines some of the work that has been undertaken and describes where we are now with respect to support for RDM at Northampton.

The University’s RDM roadmap was created in response to a demand from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) that Universities in receipt of EPSRC funding must conform to a set of  expectations concerning the management of research data. Institutions were (by April 2012) expected to produce a roadmap outlining how they would meet these expectations and then (by April 2015) to implement that roadmap.

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Using TUNDRA2 for research data: a researcher’s perspective

The University’s research data policy and guidelines place responsibility for good research data management on both the Principal Investigator and the University.

The University is obliged to “provide means and services enabling registration, deposit, storage, retention of and access to digital research data” and to “hold data securely with appropriate access controls”.  Its solution for both of these requirements is TUNDRA2.

The UNARS project team have been using TUNDRA2 for their research data and I asked Research Assistant Jo Alexander about the team’s experiences:

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